I caught up with Mr. Nurre recently, at a homeschool convention where he was a featured speaker, and I was absolutely overwhelmed by the sheer scope of his work. To be honest, I am not yet - after really examining their website - sure I have an accurate count of all the curriculum kits they have available! From the "Geology for Little Eyes" Prk-3rd grade kit, to their "Bedrock Geology" curricula for grades 7-12, Mr. Nurre has created kits for every age and interest. Would you like an annual family short unit on some aspect of Geology? They have enough variety that you could do one every year...for a very long time!
- Are you looking for high quality young earth resources, with texts, samples, and exceptional Biblical scholarship? Northwest Treasures has that.
- Are you in a charter or public homeschooling group, or simply want Geology resources without the young earth philosophy attached? Northwest Treasures has that.
- Do your kids keep bringing home rocks, and you just want to help them figure out what they are? How about rock id kits? Northwest Treasures can help with that.
- Are you traveling sometime this year, maybe to a new state, and you would love to have some way to incorporate a little school in your travels? How about a "rocks of the state" resource? Because...you guessed it...Northwest Treasures has that!
- Dinosaurs? Fossils? Mineral Identification? Volcanoes? Earthquakes? NORTHWEST TREASURES HAS THAT!
- Northwest Treasures even has online classes - on Vimeo!
- Northwest Treasures has AMAZING tours and field trips planned! :O (See middle picture, below and click on it for the link!)
Occasionally we hear of someone's "life work" - well, in this case it is absolutely accurate to use that term. The lifetime of learning that Mr. Nurre has managed to make available for homeschool families is formidable. As we spoke a few weekends ago, Mr. Nurre emphasized to me how important it is to continue to reinforce the biblical principles we see in the very stuff of the earth. He has purposefully designed his kits so that families can teach Geology in "little chunks," coming back every year to keep a biblical worldview in mind as the entire family learns about, and comes to more fully appreciate, the creative genius of the Designer of our earth. I encourage you to visit northwestrockandfossil.org to start your exploration!